Sunday, November 22, 2009

Alternate History -101

This guy, the fucking loonie tunes fella re-inventing history, has been skeezing my neighborhood all up! 
I dare ya to listen to the whole thing!  Yeah, I do!  

[Yesterday, while promoting his latest book at “a festive campaign-style rally” in The Villages in Florida, Fox News host Glenn Beck announced that he was crafting “a 100 year plan” that will be “radical” and will “restore our nation to the maximum freedoms we were supposed to have been protecting.” In his speech, which Media Matters captured on video, Beck told his followers, “we need to start thinking like the Chinese“:
BECK: I’ve done a lot of reading on history in the last few years and I was amazed to find that what we’re experiencing now is really a ticking time bomb that they designed about 100 years ago, beginning in the progressive movement. And they thought, “you know what, if we just do this and this and this and this, over time if we do it in both the Republican and Democratic parties, we will have our socialist utopia.” Well, I say again, two can play at that game. I am drafting plans now to bring us back to an America that our founders would understand. … We need to start thinking like the Chinese. I’m developing a 100 year plan for America. A 100 year plan. We will plant this idea and it will sprout roots.]   read the whole sickening Think Progress

My video recounts Becks' 'history' of the Statue of Liberty.  Just a brief reminder: "Liberty Enlightening the World" - a centennial gift commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence from our noble French cousins.  It represents the friendship between to revolutionary countries, standing independent on either shore.  Any dipstick knows this, well, of course except Beck and his minions.  Lady Liberty represents the open arms of America to anyone who is has been cast aside, maimed, persecuted for their faith or politic, shunned for their heritage, defamed for their race, injured in innocence and just about any unjustice against humanity you could care to define... this beacon stands and watches and waits in Welcome Home.  Unless you are American Indian somewhere in your blood... that would include ALL OF OUR ANCESTORS.   It upset me so much to hear such thoughtless filth ascribed to her... that I wept. 

And then of course, I realized that a part of my great love for all the Lady Liberty stands for included the free speech and lunacy of Glen Beck... until he legally cries "fire" in the crowded theater. 

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